The California Highway Patrol was not fooled and not amused.
The CHP posted a photo on Twitter, along with the driver's supposed excuse. The driver is accused of claiming that the doll is of the Marvel character "Venom" and there was no place else to put it.
The agency tweeted, "DUMMY PASSENGER;CAN'T FOOL US. Shame on you" and gave the driver a $400 ticket.
DUMMY PASSENGER;CAN’T FOOL US. Shame on you. Then you try to tell our Officer ’there’s No room‘ for your VENOM look a like doll?! Riiiiiight. We like Marvel characters too but don’t pretend like you’re not trying to cheat the system.... here’s your CARPOOL ticket. pic.twitter.com/wcYQcPqqf5— CHP - Contra Costa (@320PIO) September 13, 2018